COLORADO SPRINGS — Around 1:45 in the afternoon on Tuesday, August 24, a Sierra High School student was shot while off campus.
Right now, News5 does not know the severity of the injury or what led to the shooting, but the student is reportedly receiving medical treatment.
Police stayed on the scene at Sierra High School for several hours after the shooting.
There's an online police report that says around the same time, several juveniles were involved in a drug deal, near the school, which resulted in shots fired. The report says one young man was injured and was not cooperative. Officers could not tell News5 if that was the same incident, but they did tell us that it was the only shooting that afternoon within their division.
Because of the shooting, Harrison School District 2 announced they will have a "closed campus" at Sierra High School until Friday, September 3, 2021. This means that students will not be able to dine off-campus, and students who come to school late or need to leave the school early will complete a thorough check-in or check-out process.
Sierra High School will have additional counseling support in the building this week to assist students and staff.
This is a developing story